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chose him to succeed john paul ii. one of his biggest tasks was responding to the priest's sex abuse scandal. pope benedict issued an apology to victims and said the church made serious mistakes. today the pontiff calls his choice to resign quote delia goncalves continues our coverage. >> reporter: good afternoon j.c. the mass here at 12:10 starts at the basilica expects to be full of parishioners here to pray for the pope, are pray for his next chapter and the next chapter of the catholic church. monday mass at the basilica and the pope's resignation on the minds of many. it makes him more relatable to the people, not just this political figure and religious figure. >> with sadness, pope benedict has been such an inspirational leader for the church. >> he was himself a university professor and his writings are really pro found. >> reporter: john garvey, president of catholic university of america says the pope's visit five years ago left a lasting impression on campus. garvey admits the noun 895-year-old pontiff looks frail even back then, yet remained a giant figure. >> in some way
search compared to the process which happened after pope john paul ii died. >> when john paul ii was ill, basically they knew what was coming. so they had time to prepare to look at the challenges and look at candidates, possible candidates. that is now not the case. >> the catholic church says that we can expect a new pope by easter sunday. >>> still to come when 9news continues, there's a party going on. it's the feast before the fast. see how they're celebrating mardi gras in new orleans. >> and find out why some are crying foul over red light cameras in >>> it is not always fun and games on the field. now there is a new push to prevent injuries in student athletes. with me today is dr. angela jones, an orthopedic specialist at med star maryland hospital. if i had a young boy, i'd be a little bit -- you know, one of those nervous mothers about letting him play certain sports. but what can we do to protect our children who want to play football and basketball and soccer? what can we do? >> i put together five easy tips that i hope can help parents prevent injuries in their athletes. th
music all day. they waited for john, paul, george, and ringo to arrive and then later, there was a performance right here in washington, d.c. >>> lawmakers in britain have passed a bill requiring every dog owner to microchip their pet. the move is designed to cut down on the more than 100,000 dogs that are lost or dumped in the u.k. every year. >> reporter: judy maguire has a tight grip on her west highland terrier. >> she's pretty g. she stays by -- pretty good. she stays by. >> reporter: but if she did run off, there's a good chance her owner would find her because she has a microchip inside her. lawmakers in england are now requiring all dogs to be fitted with a chip that's coded with their owner's details. >> i want this to have a positive impact. there are 110,000 dogs get lost every year or get dumped. only about half of them get back to their original owners. >> reporter: the mandate goes into effect in three years. owners who don't comply could be slapped with an $800 fine. many animal shelters in england will put the chip in for free. it's tiny, just the size
was in this railcar and slept in here. it's owned by these beautiful people, eloise and john paul degoria. the main thing here is you're helping support the st. bernard project. why is this so special to you? >> you bet. with our company called patron about six years ago we got involved with zach and this lovely lady when they gave up their lives to really help people in new orleans. we thought it was important to take care of people that are americans, humans just like you and i and they're customers and friends and people we have to help in the world. so we decided to put money and time into it and we use this patron express all over the nation raising funds to build the project and they're very successful, over 500 homes in a short period of time. >> reporter: what's exciting about this place is how beautiful and opulent it is but used for a good cause. that's got to make you proud. >> i'm just so proud that zach gave up his life to help the katrina project and he hopes to help other catastrophes around the world. i just admire them. we have been so successful. it just was meant to be. >> you k
the long decline of pope john paul xxii who held on and on as his health clung on as well. a conclave is expected to select a new pope sometime before the end of march. >> mark phillips, thank you. we want to go to allen pizzey. he is on the phone in rome. the last time someone resigned was pope gregory xii in 1415. how is rome reacting? >> reporter: it's interesting. there is no reaction so to speak. i'm actually walking down toward st. peter's square. i just got out of the taxi. i told the driver the news. he said, oh, i thought i heard that on the radio. that's too bad. there's no sign of unusual activity in st. peter's square. the usual crowds milling about standing in line waiting to get in. i think it will take a couple of days. people will start immediately wonder, of course, who next. that's always the guessing game. people make liflts of who can be the next pope. we're sort of slowly compiling our lists, but i haven't heard of anybody who's picked a front-runner. the pope took everybody by surprise. as mark said, it's interesting he chose to step down when he felt he could no
feature pope john paul ii. they expect a big demand of memorabilia of the new pope once he's announced. the election is also expected to bring an economic boom to rome. >> social services, all our security. >> reporter: four million pilgrims came for the last conclave in 2005. the city of rome is getting ready for the same number this time. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the vatican. >>> howard has the valentine's day forecast next. >> jc, started out to be a sweet afternoon across the region after a messy morning. we'll take you to break with a look at these temperatures which are comfortable. winds not too bad. low to mid-40s. headed to the 50-degree mark in a few spots. i have more on a wintry possibility coming our way and a petline thursday. lab rescue is in >>> do you have your valentine's day gifts order or will you be getting them later? chocolate may be considered the old standby. that's not necessarily a bad thing. one compound in chocolate is called the molecule of love. and it can act as an aphrodisiac and enhance the mood. anita brikman tells us chocolate also contains ant
buy all sorts of religious souvenirs. many items still feature pope john paul ii. the vatican expects a big demand for memorabilia of the new pope once he's announced. the election of the new pope is also expected to bring an economic boom to rome. 4million pilgrims came for the last conclave in 2005. the city of rome is getting ready for the same number this time. >> the vatican acknowledged also today for the first time that pope been didn't hit his head in a hotel room during -- benedict hit his head in a hotel room during a trip to mexico last year, but the church said that accident has nothing to do with the decision to retire. >>> a california couple talking about their encounter with the l.a. cop killer christopher dorner. dorner broke into their resort home on bear lake and surprised them from upstairs before tying them up. although they were aware of dorner's trail of violence, the reynoldss say they couldn't help but feel some compassion for the guy. >> he talked to us, trying to calm us down and saying very frequently he would not kill us, yes. >> he said i don't have a pro
studio. >> but the idea was with pope john paul ii, he had been ill for many years. the cardinals were aware of what their responsibilities were going to be. we're hearing from most cardinals this took them totally by surprise. >> i think that's correct. he left also the cardinals in rome stunned. only about three people probably knew about it. his own personal secretary and probably also the dean of the college of cardinals. >> how does that affect then the fact that this is almost a shock to them in making the decision on who will be the next pope? >> when john paul ii was ill, basically they knew what was coming. so they had time to prepare, to talk, to look at the challenges and to look at candidates, possible candidates. that is now not the case. yes, of course, people have been looking at the pope-- >> we're going to put up a list of some of those being considered. is age going to be a factor? this pope was 78 when he was being considered, very old, most cardinals have to retire after age 80. will age be a factor in the decision? >> it might or might not be. the reason i say it m
remains really quite popular, even though he succeeded the wildly popular, john paul. >> it's very startling. unprepared for. >> cardinal whirl was with the pope in october and had no sign that the pontiff was struggling with his duty. >> he was in full possession. >> part of the conclave that will select the next pope. and he says he will be looking for continuity with the conservative teachings of benedict and john paul. >> there's a basic doctrine that is bedrock or catholic faith. >> but many american catholics are pushing for change, including david lawrence of bowie, who was abused by his priest and guidance counselor at a catholic high school. >> at 16? >> by an adult priest. >> lauren says pope benedict offered comforting words. >> this pope has done nothing. >> but that he has failed to punish bishops for hiding abusive priests and for covering up the sexual abuse of children that is tearing the church apart. >> this thing is going to haunt them from now, for another thousand years until they stand up and address it and come clean. >> some catholic see the resi
for someone who would have some of the wisdom of pope benedict and some of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: in the murky world of vatican politics, no clear front-winner to replace benedict has emerged. a church which has come to see its future more and more in the developing world will have to decide whether its next leader should be from there. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is a campaigner for social reform and is often cited as the leading african candidate. but the 64-year-old has already stumbled on the issue of the church's relations with islam and is seen as a risky choice. the highest profile potential candidate from latin america may be the 63-year-old archbishop of sao paolo, brazil, cardinal odilio pedro scherer, but the church has yet to demonstrate it's ready for a south american pope and he's thought to be a long shot. there are long odds as well for cardinal timothy dolan, archbishop of new york. but any american candidate would have to overcome the church's traditional reluctance to elect a superpower pope. if the church reverts to an italian, cardinal anglo
john paul ii. >> reporter: er pope will need to -- the pope will need to cope with increasing scandals. the pope may be from somewhere else. >> the church is exploding in growth, particularly in particular came. and -- in africa. certainly about half of the world's catholic are in america. i think there are strong candidates from those two continents and asia as well. >> reporter: the list also contains three italians and a canadian. as for front runners as of now, reports there are none. just a lot of men to choose from but not a lot of time in which to do it. the church says expect your new pope by easter sunday, march 31. derek mcginty, wusa9. >>> it is 4:35 now. here's a look at some of the other stories making news now. >> police received 600 calls when it comes to the whereabouts of former lapd officer christopher dorner. there are reports he may northbound mexico. he's accused of killing three people in revenge for being fired from the los angeles police department. there's a $1 million reward being offered for his capture. police are warning people dorner is extremely dangerous
of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: there are several candidates but none considered a front-runner. cbs news, vatican city. >>> there's a $1 million bounty on the head of christopher dorner, the fugitive ex-cop charged with murdering a california policeman. dorner accused in a deadly revenge vendetta against other officers is a target of a massive search. the search has been focused on the mountains about 80 miles east of los angeles. court papers reveal authorities now believe dorner may have fled to mexico and may have had help doing so. >>> two reputed chicago gang members have been charged in the shooting death of hadiya pan pendleton who died days after the inauguration. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams said pendleton was not the intended target. they thought they were firing on a rival gang. pendleton's parents will attend the state of the union address tonight. >>> coming up in the morning news, stranded ship. thousands of passengers on a carnival cruise face deteriorating conditions after their ship becomes disabled. this is the "cbs morning
. >>> no answers on drones, no confirmation, the threat from congressman rand paul to cia director nominee john brennan. paul's concern? drone strikes against u.s. citizens within the united states. the kentucky congressman says he will do whatever it takes to delay brennan's confirmation until he addresses the legality of the issue of drones. >>> at 7:00 it's happening at offices, in the bedroom, even on some news sets we're told. we'll introduce you to the harlem shake. it's a little scary at 7:00. >> must not be a dance. >> maybe it is. maybe it's not. >> still ahead this half hour we learned more about the design for somebody who can get you up and make you dance. this is the chuck brown memorial atlantic >>> tonight at 8:00 it's the 90 minute premier of the 26th season. survivor hits fans versus favorites. d.c. contestants john cochran and laura alexander will be part of it all. >>> today is ash wednesday. with that pope benedict the 16th delivered his final public mass. catholics packed st. peter's pa silica to get one last look at the -- basilica to get one last look at the retiring pon
xvi and john paul ii so i don't think we'll see a situation of conflict. >> pelley: why can't the vatican seem to settle on a date for the conclave to begin to select the new pope? >> well, part of it is logistical. we have to wait until the pope actually leaves, which will happen on thursday. and then on friday we begin the period of the sette vacantis, the vacant seat. and this is all regulated within the vatican rules and they will need time, of course, to set up the sistine chapel, to set up the logistical aspects of holding a conclave within itself. and then they will need some time to meet in order to discuss exactly who their preferred candidate will be. so i think if we're looking at a week, that's moving pretty quickly for the vatican. >> pelley: delia gallagher in st. peter's square in rome, thank you so much. what's behind an increase in teen driving deaths? the supreme court takes up a challenge to a landmark civil rights law. and a hot air balloon tragedy when the "cbs evening news" continues. from washington. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. how did i
by the announcement. professor kurt martens of catholic university spoke about it. >> when john paul ii was ill, basically they knew what was coming. so they had time to prepare, to talk, to look at the challenges and to look at candidates, possible candidates. that is now not the case. >> the church expects to have a new pontiff in lace by easter sunday. -- in place by easter sunday. that is march 31. jessica? >> thanks so much, andrea. >>> massive federal budget cuts are set to kick in, in just a few weeks. that could mean furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal and civilian workers. the measures could hit our local work force very hard. if you are facing a furlough, you don't have to take it lying down. joining me now, john mahoney, chair of the employment law practice group. thanks so much for joining us so early. >> you're very welcome. >> let's start with worker rights. i think looft federal workers -- a lot of federal workers looking at these furloughs actually have ways they can protest essentially getting a furlough. what are their rights? >> well, if you're furloughed for 30 da
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surprised now twice over. first with a pope from poland. a great pope, pope john paul, and pope benedict xvi, also great pope from germany. both were surprises. certainly in latin america there are enormous challenges and enormous opportunities. large numbers of the faithful who are deserting the church. we need to bring them back. in fact, pope benedict had a trip scheduled to brazil this summer for world youth day. that's going to be a significant moment. certainly the cardinals will be looking to north latin america, too, as one of the candidates. >> quickly monsignor, i don't know if you see the photo of lightning striking st. peter's just 24 hours after the announcement. was this some sort of sign? >> well, certainly -- i live just a couple of minutes here. i saw it myself. i'm a witness. and i think the holy -- god himself was saying to us, these are going to be exciting times for the church. i am with you, i am present with you, and did not be afraid to go forward and make the right and the best decision for the church and indeed for the world. >> that's what thought when you saw the
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